A strategy for integrated low-input potato production

P.H. Vereijken, C.D. van Loon

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    Current systems of potato growing use large amounts of pesticides and fertilizers; these inputs are costly and cause environmental problems. In this paper a strategy for integrated low-input potato production is developed with the aim of reducing costs, improving product quality and reducing environmental damage. The strategy involves crop rotation, the use of cultivars with multiple resistance, modest fertilizer use (preferably based on organic manure) mechanical weed control, mechanical haulm destruction and limited use of pesticides. The prospects for this strategy are discussed
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)57-66
    JournalAmerican Journal of Potato Research
    Publication statusPublished - 1991


    • alternative farming
    • comparisons
    • disease resistance
    • nitrogen fertilizers
    • pest resistance
    • plants
    • potatoes
    • rotations
    • solanum tuberosum
    • traditional farming
    • integrated farming systems

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    Vereijken, P. H., & van Loon, C. D. (1991). A strategy for integrated low-input potato production. American Journal of Potato Research, 34, 57-66.